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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I come from a very large family. Also, I have a large family of my own and hope to have more babies for our family to enjoy together.
    heatherinarizona heatherinarizona 31-35, F Aug 20

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    A few months back I posted how I have disowned my family, especially my siblings. They left me alone to take care of our disabled mother (even though they are all much older) and...
    Transluminal2010 Transluminal2010 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I do have a dysfunctional family...and I guess thats why I'm always nervous. I'm guilty if im happy. I have a wonderful husband and even in-laws...which is so rare, but I'm always...
    setmefree287 setmefree287 26-30, F Sep 4

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    My mother and father's side of their family are big with my mother having over 8 siblings and my father having over 6. I want to have a big family of my own who care for each other...
    AriosaRuby AriosaRuby 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    My husband and I have a large nudist family. Before we started having kids we decided we would have a nudist family. Both my husband and I come from nudist families. Our parents...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I come from a huge family and now I have a huge family of my own. I have 8 boys and 7 girls. I am pregnant with triplets and my due date is November 29th.
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I love kids very much and I have always wanted to have a large family. I now have a big family and we all are very happy. I have 7 boys and 5 girls.
    nudistwifeandmother nudistwifeandmother 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Who doesn't have a dysfunctional family? If you don't then your not "normal" lol Everyone has their quirks.
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    If there's one thing I'm always jealous about other people is them having a happy family.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Life is never smooth for anybody.I got married at the age of 22 and since then struggled to be a good wife and mother.I gave up my job too for my family.Teaching children gave me...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    You don't even need to comment, I just need to rant. I haven't been on here for months because I haven't felt the need to, but now I am starting to lose my sanity again. I wake up...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I'm sick of my parents and their too extreme punishments. A little while ago my mom made a new rule: if they found a dirty dish in a cabinet my brother and I would have to pull out...
    sarcasm4427 sarcasm4427 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I grew up in a dysfunctional family and also wanted the close knit bonds I saw on the Walton's, the Brady Bunch, or Partridge family so I thought I could just create it but found...
    lllewyd lllewyd 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I know it's wrong to hate your family, but I've really grown to hate my family over the years. They've neglected me, I never got the attention that I truly wanted and/or needed...
    GrandGizzard GrandGizzard 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always wanted a big family... Everybody in my family have up to 8to 9 kids.... When I graduate from college I want to get married in have a nice career And I plan on have 6 kids
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My family is a bit weird.. But tell me what you think.. Whenever something happens to me (usually bad) or if I'm thinking about doing something... At least two people in my family...
    LuuGgg LuuGgg 18-21, F Aug 25

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    Last Christmas is when everything about my family came to a weird and twisted turn. The day before Christmas Eve I called my step sister to ask her to come to my house for...
    EvansMommy33014 EvansMommy33014 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    i wish my family would just stop yelling at me for everything i try to do, saying rude things to my face, disrespecting me, hurting me, etc. They know nothing about me. At all...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    And I wouldn't change it for the world! My mums side of the family.. Non one hides their flaws and that's what I love about them I love my dads side just as much because they seem...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F Aug 26

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    What's the best site to find ur family history for freešŸ¾? I'm trying to find more about my fathers side thanks
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Need some honest advice... My older sister has been disrespectful to my mother, my older brother and my little sister and her new born baby... Now here is the dilemma it's my son...
    needtofindmyself77 needtofindmyself77 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Yeah. I recently realized that one of the best ways to sum up my current family situation is "My previously abusive older sister's mental breakdown prevented my parents from...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Sometimes water is thicker than blood. My boyfriend has been there for me more than anyone else, including my family.
    crazygirl365 crazygirl365 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Red Neck Health My hubby is currently facing some serious health issues. And apparently multiple cousins and kin in his family are facing their own serious health problems as well...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I wish I was able to talk to my family about certain things I go through all by myself.. Unfortunately it seems like all I have is me.
    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My family lives very far away from each other. Over the years I grew up to understand 'why'. Let's just say I'm planning on keeping tradition.
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And I thank God for them every day. Between my immediate and extended family, I have enough material to keep people laughing for years.
    GleefulLaughs GleefulLaughs 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    My daughter who was with the same man for almost 16 years has 2 children 15 and 10 old has separated from her husband last year in Oct. I was very supportive because I knew she...
    wdowa wdowa 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I dont think so, families always care about their childrens(of course they have hard times too but still care about children)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F a week ago

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    My fiancƩ is the primary custodian of his daughter Baylee. Her Mom lives one state over and is supposed to visit Baylee once a month and then has her 2 months of the summer, they...
    RoosMom RoosMom 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I am the 9th child of 10. I have 5 brothers & 4 sisters. I have 17 nieces & 18 nephews. My parents have 42 grandchildren & I have 7 kids. Soren Elias has a wife & 2 daughters...
    SierraDuncanBates SierraDuncanBates 31-35, F Sep 6

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    Ok I will throw my **** in. Currently being left by my bipolar wife of 20 years, with our 4 kids...... Did anyone mention roller coaster!!!! And yes I'm open to any questions
    coaster550 coaster550 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    What can l say, swinger parents now married 3 times each, abusive father and mother. Poor sexual and social boundaries in the house and with my 3 older brothers. A collective...
    PatMustard PatMustard 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Is it weird to feel like I'm losing everyone important in my life my father is remarried and my mom has a boyfriend she visits and stays there and my brother is barely home
    Mickey1701 Mickey1701 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Anyone feel this way.........
    scarlet6 scarlet6 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    It's like I've become one of them.
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M Aug 31

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    "You always sound so monotone when talking to us" maybe because I don't like talking to you freaks?
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Normal girls' parents: "She's grown into such a beautiful young lady!!" Mine: "I don't know you anymore."
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    In 7th and 8th grade, our class wasn't very small so gossip traveled really fast. And I heard from a friend that they thought I was a loner. It really hurt my feelings, I mean I...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I do and I feel bad for the ppl that got judged by them. :(
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F Sep 7

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    My mother came out to visit me-- 2k mile trip, and now she's gone after we had a huge fight. Everything seemed like she needed to critique me on, and I told her if she continued to...
    danie728 danie728 26-30, F 2 Responses